Wheeldon wins player of week honours

Comox golfer Riley Wheeldon was recognized as Canadian Player of the Week by Freedom 55 Financial.

Tourney winner Riley Wheeldon awarded Canadian Player of the Week by TOUR Championship of Canada sponsor.

Riley Wheeldon of Comox was recognized as Canadian Player of the Week by Freedom 55 Financial at the conclusion of PGA TOUR Canada’s Syncrude Boreal Open Sunday in Fort McMurray. He placed first overall in the tournament, winning $1,500 as low Canadian on the leaderboard.

A Highland Secondary grad who was a standout golfer at the University of Louisville, Wheeldon is maintaining a significant lead in Order of Merit standings. If he continues until the end of the season, he will be $10,000 richer as Canadian Player of the Year.

“As a Canadian organization, we’re pleased to recognize leading Canadian golfers throughout the tour for their outstanding achievements and dedication to achieving their goals,” said Mike Stewart of Freedom 55 Financial.

Freedom 55 established the Canadian Player of the Week award to recognize top Canadian players on PGA TOUR Canada. At each tournament, the award is presented to the player with the lowest total score.

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